The Hitachi is the most well-known of the bunch so most of my comparison is going to be to it. It’s large, loud, and exceptionally powerful and pretty much the comparison-vibe for all massager-type vibrators. The Acuvibe Mini is much smaller in comparison (hello, it’s called ‘mini’ for a reason) and instead of plugging into the wall it is rechargeable which is handy for portability and absolutely awesome. It would be easy to stash in a purse or backpack and whip it out at a moment’s notice.
The small size of the Mini also makes it easier to store in general as well, since you don’t have to worry about a huge bulky massager taking up space, and you don’t have to worry about the cord getting crazy tangled or getting worn down right where it attaches to the massager, as cords often do. It also is much more comfortable to grip than the massive Hitachi without compromising too much on the strength.
While I don’t have the Acuvibe to compare the Mini or Hitachi too from what I read the Acuvibe Mini is comparable in strength to the low speed on the Acuvibe and I would compare it to the low speed on the Hitachi as well, so it’s got quite a bit of punch to it! Personally I rarely if ever use the high speed on the Hitachi so the Mini is just the right speed for me, but if you need the Hitachi on high it’s definitely not that powerful.
The biggest difference between the Hitachi and Acuvibe Mini aside from the size, and what I love the most, is it’s rechargeable rather than plugged in so it has massive portability and is just generally less of a hassle. I love my Hitachi, but I’ve never been a fan of the cord as my outlet or power strip is always just slightly too far away from me to really be comfortable so I end up using the Hitachi on rare occasion when I feel like getting off quickly.
Come to think of it I actually had my Hitachi plugged in pretty close to the bed for a while before we moved, but ended up not using it very often then either because the cord would always get tangled with other things.
The Acuvibe Mini, however, is so easy to use and charge it’s ridiculous. You can see the charging port in the image above, and the second image is the light at the bottom turned blue due to it charging. The light doesn’t blink or do anything to indicate when it’s done charging, which I wish it did, though admittedly I’m spoiled by my LELO toys. The manual instructs to charge the Acuvibe Mini for a full eight hours before first use.
Unlike the Acuvibe and the Hitachi the mini has a slight curve to it’s head, which I thought was wonderful for clitoral stimulation and makes me think the makers realize what it’s going to be used for. What I especially love about massager-type vibrators in general is they are able to be used with quite a bit of pressure, which is the sensation that gets me off the quickest. Pressure plus strong vibration? Yes, please!
While the Acuvibe Mini has definitely made me curious to try the Acuvibe I really can’t imagine that I will be more in love with it than the Acuvibe Mini. The strong vibration coupled with the petite size is just perfect!
Name: Acuvibe Mini
Manufacturer: Human Touch
Type: Vibrator Massager
Materials: ABS Plastic handle and EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) which is similar to vinyl/elastomer and is slightly porous from what I can gather so it should not be shared without a condom.
Length: 8.5 inches
Width: 2 inches